Ozzy Osbourne has been forced to once again cancel a string of major tour dates in order to undergo medical treatment.
Osbourne, 71, who postponed all 2019 concerts in April last year, has made the decision to cancel his ‘No More Tours 2’ tour in order “to allow him to continue to recover from various health issues he has faced over the past year.”
“I’m so thankful that everyone has been patient because I’ve had a shit year,” Osbourne said in a statement. “Unfortunately, I won’t be able to get to Switzerland for treatment until April and the treatment takes six-eight weeks.
“I don’t want to start a tour and then cancel shows at the last minute, as it’s just not fair to the fans,” he added. “I’d rather they get a refund now and when I do the North American tour down the road, everyone who bought a ticket for these shows will be the first ones in line to purchase tickets at that time.”
The statement also confirmed that all refunds are available at the original point of purchase which includes the ticket fees occurred during purchase.
As well as suffering a serious fall, 71-year-old Osbourne recently revealed Parkinson’s diagnosis and said he can longer hide his growing health issues and has been struggling with debilitating pain in his nervous system.
The Prince of Darkness said his problems began after suffering a fall at home in April 2019 and undergoing surgery. Osbourne said while doctors were not able to be sure whether it was the fall or the surgery which had begun Osbourne’s declining health.
The Black Sabbath rocker said he wanted to speak out about his health problems after false reports continued to circle social media. He admitted that he had felt dishonest by not sharing his problems with his fans. “It has been terribly challenging for us,” Ozzy began. “I had to have surgery on my neck which screwed all my nerves. I found out that I have a mild form of….”
As Ozzy trails off, ever his partner and wife, Sharon added: “It’s Parkin 2 which is a form of Parkinson’s. There are so many different types of Parkinson’s. It’s not a death sentence by any stretch of the imagination but it does affect the nerves in your body. It’s like you’ll have a good day, then a good day and then a really bad day.”
Ozzy then explained: “A year ago I was in a terrible state. I’m on a host of medication, mainly for the surgery. I’ve got numbness down this arm and my legs are going cold. I don’t know if it’s the Parkinson’s or what. That’s the problem.”